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Apocalypse, Prophecy, and Pseudepigraphy: On Jewish Apocalyptic Literature
Collins, John J.

Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2015 pp. 399. $34.00


Description: A highly regarded expert on Jewish apocalyptic texts, John J. Collins has written extensively on the subject. Nineteen of his essays written over the last fifteen years, including previously unpublished contributions, are brought together for the first time in Apocalypse, Prophecy, and Pseudepigraphy. After an introductory essay that revisits the problem of defining Apocalypse as a literary genre, Collins deals with a number of different topics, including the relationship between apocalypse and prophecy and the troubling ethical issues raised by apocalyptic texts. Collins also examines several specific examples to show the themes and variation present in the genre. Organized in five sections, these thematic essays complement and enrich Collins's well-known book The Apocalyptic Imagination.

Subjects: Bible, Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha, New Testament Apocrypha, Apocalypses, Pseudepigrapha, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches

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Review by Ben Sutton
Published 9/1/2016
Citation: Ben Sutton, review of John J. Collins, Apocalypse, Prophecy, and Pseudepigraphy: On Jewish Apocalyptic Literature, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2016).


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